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Is this possible? 

I have worked in a software house as a Quality Assurance tester and marketing executive for almost 3 years at a very reputed Us based company in my city. 

 

Never worked in my own field but it’s metallurgical engineering. 

 

Do you think that it can cause delays in my case on the interview day? 

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29 minutes ago, looneytunes88 said:

Any engineer who went through any such thing solely because of their educational background?

No,your educational background has nothing to do with a family based visa.at all.

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1 minute ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

No,your educational background has nothing to do with a family based visa.at all.

Some people here on Visa Journey said that they got ds5355 on family based visa because of their biomedical background. 

So that is only for visit or study visas?

 

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3 minutes ago, looneytunes88 said:

Some people here on Visa Journey said that they got ds5355 on family based visa because of their biomedical background. 

A DS5535 can be issued to anyone at anytime (at the interview stage) for any visa category.


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You won't get delayed on the interview due to anything related to your education or work experience.

If you worked or have an education and experience in certain STEM fields, it can raise additional concerns for background checks. Nobody knows for sure what will trigger it or not.

Your profile shows Pakistan - PCCs from Pakistan are not trusted by the US government, so there almost certainly will be some sort of delay after the interview to complete a criminal records check, if not an extended background check as well.

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Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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7 minutes ago, geowrian said:

You won't get delayed on the interview due to anything related to your education or work experience.

If you worked or have an education and experience in certain STEM fields, it can raise additional concerns for background checks. Nobody knows for sure what will trigger it or not.

Your profile shows Pakistan - PCCs from Pakistan are not trusted by the US government, so there almost certainly will be some sort of delay after the interview to complete a criminal records check, if not an extended background check as well.

My name is very rare in Pakistan so name hits are unlikely.

8 minutes ago, geowrian said:

You won't get delayed on the interview due to anything related to your education or work experience.

If you worked or have an education and experience in certain STEM fields, it can raise additional concerns for background checks. Nobody knows for sure what will trigger it or not.

Your profile shows Pakistan - PCCs from Pakistan are not trusted by the US government, so there almost certainly will be some sort of delay after the interview to complete a criminal records check, if not an extended background check as well.

What about those cases that are approved right away?

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Just now, looneytunes88 said:

My name is very rare in Pakistan so name hits are unlikely.

What about those cases that are approved right away?

I'm sure there are some people who are approved (and complete AP) quickly. Sometimes background checks do come back quickly even without reliable PCCs. There's no way to know if that will or won't be the case with any individual case.

This is based on the reciprocity charts here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Pakistan.html


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

No,your educational background has nothing to do with a family based visa.at all.

Not strictly true. There was a poster from the UK that was subjected to an extensive AP a few years ago because of her education and work in the field of nuclear science. 


 

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, looneytunes88 said:

Any references to prove your statement?

Sure, how about from the US Government.  See methodology.  We even recently saw someone on VJ in the Philippines get one.

 

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/04/2017-08975/notice-of-information-collection-under-omb-emergency-review-supplemental-questions-for-visa

 

Of course  you won't know until the interview if you are going to get one. 

 

There is also a Security Advisory Opinion that affects 33 counties.  Look under Visa Condor for Pakistan.    These reviews now take longer to complete.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Advisory_Opinion

 

http://www.pengweber.com/answers_for/VisaProcessing/visasecuritychecks.html

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June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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2 hours ago, JFH said:

Not strictly true. There was a poster from the UK that was subjected to an extensive AP a few years ago because of her education and work in the field of nuclear science. 

Yeah but Nuclear Science is way different than working QA as a tester. 

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7 hours ago, Paul & Mary said:

Sure, how about from the US Government.  See methodology.  We even recently saw someone on VJ in the Philippines get one.

 

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/05/04/2017-08975/notice-of-information-collection-under-omb-emergency-review-supplemental-questions-for-visa

 

Of course  you won't know until the interview if you are going to get one. 

 

There is also a Security Advisory Opinion that affects 33 counties.  Look under Visa Condor for Pakistan.    These reviews now take longer to complete.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_Advisory_Opinion

 

http://www.pengweber.com/answers_for/VisaProcessing/visasecuritychecks.html

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5 hours ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Yeah but Nuclear Science is way different than working QA as a tester. 

True. It's certainly possible to be asked for your resume (CV) and work experience though if you have an education or work experience in a stem field or one that requires a security clearance.  I've read of it happening at Montreal for spousal and k1 visas. 


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